Comedy show in Port Alberni raises funds for local charity

The Human Condition Comedy Tour will be at the Rainbow Room on Sept. 19

The Human Condition Comedy Tour will be at the Rainbow Room on Thursday, Sept. 19. SUBMITTED PHOTO

The Human Condition Comedy Tour will be making a stop in Port Alberni this week to show support for the Bread of Life Centre.

Three comedians have been traveling all across Western Canada to lift spirits and raise money for an array of different local charities and causes, with the support of their sponsors, family, friends and fan bases.

“We wanted to put on a tour that represents human connection among others,” explained comedian and lead organizer Scott Porteous in a press release. “Regardless of our differences, it’s always beautiful to find a common cause that brings everyone together.”

Porteous is a comedian based out of Winnipeg and is primarily responsible for planning the tour alongside two other accomplished comedians—Frank Russo and Shawn Gramiak. Since Sept. 2, they have been traveling across Western Canada to help raise money for numerous charities including.

Their latest stop, at the Rainbow Room in Port Alberni, will raise funds for the Bread of Life.

“We love doing comedy and we love to travel,” said Porteous. “We are honestly just being selfish in the most selfless way possible.”

Each comic has a different contrast of style and delivery to offer to the tour, which provides something for everyone. Shawn Gramiak is an older veteran of the game with an ability to draw you in with storytelling and to dissect jokes with the precision of a surgeon. Frank Russo has the ability to take the mundane and drag it into the absurd. Tying it all together is Scott Porteous’ incredibly awkward and hilarious self-deprecating demeanor. Porteous sprinkles his surreal stories with one-liners, mixing them all in like a slightly thinner comedic whisk.

The show will take place at the Rainbow Room (3752 Fourth Avenue) on Thursday, Sept. 19, starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available online at Proceeds from the event will go towards the Bread of Life.

Just Posted

Celebrated storyteller Mike Downie brings Secret Path to Port Alberni

Presentation takes place at Alberni District Secondary School on Oct. 25

Canadian folk singer returns to Char’s Landing in Port Alberni

Seth Anderson prepares to release latest album, We Could Be

ELECTION 2019: NDP’s Gord Johns re-elected in Courtenay-Alberni

Conservative Byron Horner finishes second, with Green Party’s Sean Wood third

Trudeau has won the most seats — but not a majority. What happens next?

Trudeau will have to deal with some of the implications of Monday’s result

LIVE MAP: Results in Canada’s 2019 federal election

Polls are now closed across the country

Scheer says Canada more divided than ever, as NDP and Bloc hold cards close

While Liberals were shut out of two key prairie provinces, they took two-thirds of the seats in Ontario

Horvat’s hat trick lifts Canucks to 5-2 win over Red Wings

First career three-goal game for Vancouver captain

Runners brave wet, windy weather for Ucluelet’s 20th Edge to Edge

“The spirit of the runners I have nothing but compliments.”

Saanich Gulf-Islands’s Elizabeth May coy about leadership plans

The federal Green party leader talks possibility of running as MP without being leader

Estheticians can’t be forced to wax male genitals, B.C. tribunal rules

Langley transgender woman Jessica Yaniv was ordered to pay three salon owners $2,000 each

Two youth arrested in UBC carjacking at gunpoint, after being spotted in stolen Kia

‘A great deal of credit is due the alert person who called us,’ said North Vancouver Sgt. Peter DeVries

People’s Party of Canada’s anti-immigration views ‘didn’t resonate’ with voters: prof

Party was formed on anti-immigration, climate denying views in 2018

Windstorm knocks out power for 10,000 in north and central B.C.

Power slowly being restored, BC Hydro says

Investor alert: ‘Split games’ pyramid scheme circulating in B.C.

British Columbia Securities Commission issues warning about scheme selling virtual shares

Most Read